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Orange County OKs $3 Million For Downtown UCF Campus

Creative Village, the site of UCF's proposed downtown Orlando campus. Photo- Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Creative Village, the site of UCF's proposed downtown Orlando campus. Photo- Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Orange County Commissioners approved $3 Million in funding for the University of Central Florida’s downtown Orlando campus.

The university wants to build a campus for 13,000 students at the city’s Creative Village site in Parramore.

The $3 Million in county funds is contingent on other successful fundraising to build the campus- including legislative appropriations next session.

Governor Rick Scott vetoed state funding for the campus last legislative session.


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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of ... Read Full Bio »

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